Granny's Sourdough Biscuits

A plate of homemade Sourdough Biscuits

Savor the delightful taste of Granny's Sourdough Biscuits. These tender and buttery treats, made with sourdough starter, are a perfect addition to any meal. Follow Granny's recipe for a warm and homemade experience in your own kitchen. With a combination of unbleached all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt, cold butter, and sourdough starter, you'll create a dough that bakes into golden perfection. Enjoy these biscuits as a side with soups or salads, or indulge in them as a satisfying snack. Granny's Sourdough Biscuits embody the joy of homemade baking. Treat yourself to their comforting flavors today.


  • 1 cup (120g) unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons (113g) unsalted butter, cold
  • 1 cup (227g) sourdough starter, unfed/discard
  • Method

    • 1. Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C), with a rack in the upper third. Grease a baking sheet, or line it with parchment paper.
    • 2. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Work the cold butter into the flour mixture until it becomes unevenly crumbly.
    • 3. Add the sourdough starter to the mixture and gently mix until the dough becomes cohesive.
    • 4. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface (a piece of parchment paper works well), and gently pat it into a 6-inch (15 cm) round, about 1-inch (2.5 cm) thick.
    • 5. Use a sharp 2 3/8-inch (6 cm) biscuit cutter to cut four rounds, ensuring they are as close to one another as possible. Gently push and pat the remaining dough scraps into a 2 1/2-inch by 5-inch (6 cm by 12.5 cm) rectangle. Cut two more biscuits from the remaining scraps. Finally, push and pat the remaining scraps into a 1-inch (2.5 cm) thick biscuit; it will be slightly smaller than the others.
    • 6. Place the sourdough biscuits onto the prepared baking sheet, leaving about 2 inches (5 cm) between them as they will spread while baking.
    • 7. Bake the sourdough biscuits in the upper third of your oven for 20 to 23 minutes, or until they turn a golden brown color.
    • 8. Remove the sourdough biscuits from the oven and serve them warm. Alternatively, let them cool completely, wrap them in plastic, and store them at room temperature for several days. For longer storage, freeze the biscuits by wrapping them well.

    Delicious Sourdough Biscuits for Any Occasion

    Granny's Sourdough Biscuits are a versatile treat that can be enjoyed at any time. Whether you serve them as a side for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, these tender and buttery biscuits are sure to impress.

    The tangy flavor of sourdough combined with the fluffy texture creates a delightful harmony of taste and mouthfeel. Serve these biscuits alongside your favorite soups, stews, or salads for a comforting and satisfying meal. They also make a fantastic accompaniment to brunch dishes or as a snack on their own.

    For an extra-special touch, try spreading some butter or your favorite jam on a warm sourdough biscuit. The rich and creamy flavors will melt in your mouth, making every bite a moment of pure bliss.

    Mastering the Art of Sourdough Biscuits

    Here are a few additional tips to help you perfect your sourdough biscuit-making skills:

    With Granny's cherished recipe, you can savor the homemade goodness of sourdough biscuits anytime you please. So, put on your apron, gather your ingredients, and let the irresistible aroma of freshly baked biscuits fill your kitchen. Happy baking!